(NY POST) – Two are dead and up to eight were injured in a shooting at a French Christmas market Tuesday that is now being investigated as an act of terror.
The gunman, who has not been apprehended, opened fire around 7 p.m. in Place Kleber square in Strasbourg, where a holiday market was being held.
The French Interior Ministry tweeted it was a “serious security event” and advised locals to stay indoors.
Video posted by the UK Mirror shows screaming shoppers fleeing as shots ring out in the distance.
The shooter, who has not been publicly named, has a criminal record and had been flagged as an extremist, officials said.
The Paris prosecutor, who conducts the nation’s anti-terror probes, was en route to Strasbourg and is exploring charges for murder and attempted murder in relation with a terrorist enterprise.
Christmas markets are a popular target for Islamist terror attacks, such as the 2016, ISIS-inspired truck crash in a Berlin holiday market that left 12 dead and 50 injured.
With Post wires